Writer-director Colin West’s sci-fi comedy-drama Linoleum with Jim Gaffigan and Rhea Seehorn recently wrapped shooting in NYC under COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Gaffigan plays dual roles in the film: a struggling amateur rocket engineer as well as his better looking, more successful, and mysteriously enigmatic neighbor.
Gaffigan says: “I had such a great time working on Linoleum with this group of talented, exhausted, COVID-tested creatives. I’ve never been so excited to see the final cut of something I’ve worked on.”
The film is about the host of a failing children’s science TV show who attempts to fulfill his childhood dream of being an astronaut by building a rocket ship in his garage, all the while struggling to mend his relationship with his wife (Seehorn) and connecting surreal clues that not everything in his life is exactly how it seems.
West adds: “Linoleum is a deeply personal story that attempts to thread a lifetime of significant generational moments into one sort of cosmic tapestry of life events. Our crew’s boundless creativity and Jim’s nuanced, dual-role performance made it possible to tell this multilayered narrative.”
Tony Shalhoub (13 Ghosts) co-stars with Katelyn Nacon (The Walking Dead), Gabriel Rush (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), Amy Hargreaves, Jay Walker, and West Duchovny.
Chad Simpson (Free Ride) developed the film and will produce with Chadd Harbold (Villains) and Dennis Masel. Gabrielle Nadig (Little Woods) is executive producer.
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